Image credit Dr. Sarah Hewitt; photo of Mount Rundle near Banff, Alberta

Imagining SoTL: Selections from the Banff Symposium, an open access publication, stems from the annual Symposium for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), hosted by Mount Royal University’s Institute for SoTL. In our inaugural publication of Imagining SoTL (IS), we invite all presenters at the Symposium to submit full papers (4,000-6,000 words including references) based upon their presentations for peer review. We will publish a selection of original research contributions and commentaries on the scholarship of teaching and learning emerging from the Symposium. An email inviting submissions will be sent out following the 2019 Symposium.

The Institute is located in Treaty 7 territory, the hereditary homelands of the Niitsitapi (the Blackfoot Confederacy), Îyârhe Nakoda, and Tsuut'ina Nations. When asked to translate the name of the Institute for SoTL, Blackfoot elder Leo Fox suggested the word ksimstaani, which means ‘imagining.’ We name the publication after this inspiring way of thinking about SoTL as possibility and potential for transformation.

Homepage photo credit: Dr. Sarah Hewitt